Abstract: Provides a process by which a law enforcement officer may obtain a waiver for certain
training requirements.
Present law provides that all peace officers must successfully complete a minimum of 20 hours of
in-service training requirements as prescribed by the council on an annual basis.
Present law further provides that all initial training requirements must be completed within the first
calendar year after receiving P.O.S.T. certification and annually thereafter.
Proposed law retains present law.
Proposed law provides that under certain circumstances, the council may modify, extend, or waive
an in-service training requirement on a case-by-case basis and that such request must be in writing
from the agency head directly to the council.
Proposed law provides that waivers may also be considered for extended continuous medical leave
or any other emergency event deemed as such by the council.
Proposed law further provides that peace officers called to active military duty are not required to
complete in-service training requirements missed during the performance of active duty service.
Proposed law authorizes the council to promulgate rules and regulations to implement proposed law.
(Amends R.S. 40:2404.2(B))

Statutes affected:
HB420 Original: 40:2(B)
HB420 Engrossed: 40:2(B)